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Korikancha, Cuzco

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Open Hours: Mo to Sa from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Su from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
As center of the Tahuantinsuyo (Inca Empire), Korikancha or Qorikancha is one of the most important of Inca temples. Its walls served as the foundation for the construction of the Santo Domingo . Originally a temple of the Killki culture, for sun worship, its walls of adobe and diorite rock were maintained until the 12th Century, when it fell into the hands of the Incas, who called it Korikancha, Temple of the Sun. Worship inside the temple was limited to members of the highest caste, who congregated here along the four ceques, imaginary spatial lines, of the Inca world, to pay tribute to the gods.